Apple’s proprietary wireless streaming technology is being utilised by the new GN ReSound LiNX™ hearing aid, which is now available in Cambridge. It allows users to control their hearing aid and stream audio directly from an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. ReSound has also developed an app letting the wearer directly control their hearing aid as never before.
This Made for iPhone hearing aid is now available from Hearing Healthcare Centre, 140 High Street, Chesterton, 01223 360 700.
From left to right: Chris Carr & Andy Coughlan of Hearing Healthcare Centre
“Via the app, the hearing aid’s settings can be modified through the iPhone or iPad,” comments Chris Carr, Director and Senior Audiologist. “I can adjust volume, treble, bass etc to suit specific environments – my favourite restaurant, Midsummer House, in a café like Fitzbillies, watching a play at the Cambridge Arts Theatre, here in the office, or at home – ReSound Smart app’s ‘geo-tagging’ feature will remember these adjustments when I return to that location. It knows where I am and what I require.”
Phone calls are streamed direct to the hearing aid – so there are no distractions or background noise. If the wearer is using their iPhone or iPod Touch to find their way around, then the turn-by-turn directions also come directly through to the aids.
For music lovers and film buffs this hearing aid can be used as state-of-the-art headphones by streaming the wearer’s favourite music or film track direct from the Apple device.
And if the aid is lost then the app enables you to use the iPhone to locate it – by homing in on the device.
The direct Bluetooth® Smart connectivity (that enables the data exchange between the aid and Apple device) means that the ReSound LiNX™ aid wearer does not need to carry a separate remote control unit. This makes hearing aid usage and control more discrete and less cumbersome.”
ReSound LiNX, the world’s smartest hearing aid, combines the best in hearing aid technology with the latest in iPhone functionality – to produce the only hearing aid that can come close to describing itself as ‘cool’.
Hearing Healthcare Centre is running a series of demonstrations – to book your free trial, contact Andy Coughlan, Operations Manager on 01223 360700.